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Jul. 31, 2009 8:06 pm 
Updated: Oct. 17, 2009 11:34 am
   I've been with the claire since sunday, pretty much 24-7 for the past 6 days. it's been an amazing discovery of self-discovery...for her and myself. she has progressed and somewhat taken a step backward. it always seems that way. i want her HERE now. the shepherd center is… MORE
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Jul. 22, 2009 8:44 pm 
Updated: Jul. 31, 2009 6:31 pm
   moose gave tater a "haircut." so nasty. i'm glad one of her nurses gave me her hair from her 1st brian surgery. i'll just bring a stapler and correct that misadventure. life is grand. we have more movement in her left arm and hand. it's slowly coming back. her doctor said the… MORE
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Jul. 18, 2009 10:08 pm 
Updated: Jul. 26, 2009 3:01 pm
   hi ya! news continues to be good. some bad things to report. here's the bad ...the cumiden is not yet effective. we need to get a happy balance between her immune system and the blood-thinner. not in sync yet. her doctor is sending blood samples to another hospital where a blood… MORE
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Jul. 14, 2009 7:45 pm 
Updated: Jul. 26, 2009 2:56 pm
     hi all! i hope this finds you and yours in good health and better spirits. my tears come now writing this because i'm overjoyed at claire's progress!....where to begin? ok-- both catherters have been removed, she is now able to go the restroom (with a nurse present, but… MORE
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Jul. 11, 2009 11:06 pm 
Updated: Jul. 14, 2009 8:03 pm
   the folks at the shepherd center have been unbelieveable, from the guards at the gates to the hospital adminstrators. amazing tolerance and sensitivety. i've never seen so many wheel-chair folks in my life with such great attitude , motivation and fortitude. i'm blessed. i feel… MORE
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Jul. 6, 2009 9:54 pm 
Updated: Jul. 11, 2009 2:46 pm
  all good news, finally! today she was sent by ambulance to the shepherd center in atlanta. 120 miles away. i have checked out a couple other places for her, one at the hospital she was at. mother-in-law agree...too dark, dingy and depressing situation there. we have the franklin… MORE
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Jul. 2, 2009 9:23 pm 
Updated: Jul. 7, 2009 9:02 pm
   we were so fortunate, she is being moves the the shepard center in atlanta. it's a hospital that deals with spinal-cord injuries and as they call it "acquired brain injury rehabaillitation." i've had nothing but postive comments about the place. my problem is it's 100 miles away. i… MORE
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i enjoy cooking. the wife considers it a chore. i hate yard work. she loves it. we mesh. i love bass fishing, reading, music, baseball, college football and my family.
My favorite things to cook
i love vegetables, soups, and italian cusine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
holidays are a big deal! christmas is my time to shine. i try to add a new recipe each year, but the family demands pretty much the same menu. kinda frustrating!
My cooking triumphs
i cared for my mother in law about 3 months when she had shattered her shoulder. i didn't work, so money was tight. we survived on only wife's paycheck during that time. ma-n-law had diet restrictions. it was difficult to make cheap, nutritious meals everyone would eat. we prospered as a family and learned alot about each other's strenghths and weaknesses.
My cooking tragedies
a stove top fire. i explained that one already. the grill falling over was another one...oops grill season is here! i love the tragedies...those are the ones that i'll always remember!
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